Quotations About / On: MARRIAGE

  • 31.
    There are good marriages, but no delightful ones.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 114 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
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  • 32.
    Books and marriage go ill together.
    (Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French dramatist. Martine, in Les Femmes Savantes, act 5, sc. 3, l. 66 (1672).)
  • 33.
    The most revolutionary invention of the Nineteenth Century was the artificial sterilization of marriage.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. "Maxims for Revolutionists: Marriage," Man and Superman (1903).)
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  • 34.
    Love, the quest; marriage, the conquest; divorce, the inquest.
    (Helen Rowland (1875-1950), U.S. journalist. "Syncopations," A Guide to Men (1922).)
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  • 35.
    Divorce these days is a religious vow, as if the proper offspring of marriage.
    (Tertullian (c. 150-230), Roman church father. Apologeticus, VI.6.)
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  • 36.
    Even concubinage has been corrupted:Mby marriage.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 5, p. 94, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Beyond Good and Evil, "Fourth Part: Maxims and Interludes," section 123 (1886).)
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  • 37.
    A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.
    (André Maurois (1885-1967), French author, critic. "The Art of Marriage," The Art of Living (1940).)
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  • 38.
    What is marriage but prostitution to one man instead of many?
    (Angela Carter (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Penguin. Nights at the Circus, part 1, ch. 2, Chatto & Windus (1984).)
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  • 39.
    Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest.
    (George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. Romola, ch. 48 (1863).)
  • 40.
    Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1903). Man and Superman, "The Revolutionist's Handbook," The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 2, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).)
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